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Chris Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.




In the real world, a full-time software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities


All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Failure to Alert
"If East believes that West had a penalty double of 1NT, he might well raise spades" If North, correctly informed, passes and East believes that West has a penalty double of 1NT, East will pass and the final contract will be 1NTx, an unhappy result for NS; thus under that ...
Failure to Alert
I agree with Frances that Ave+/Ave- is a completely inappropriate adjustment. We should strive to award an assigned adjusted score, not an artificial adjusted score. In this case, we need to know EW's agreements on continuations, but should assume that North will pass given the information that double ...
Normal tempo?
I was merely commenting on whether there might be UI, not on what the UI might suggest, still less on what logical alternatives might be available to opener, which cannot be judged without knowing opener's hand.
Normal tempo?
Yes to both questions.
Normal tempo?
The 5 overcall is unanticipated enough that with many hands, opener can't be expected to have planned a response during the 10-second pause that happened [i]before[/i] the 5 bid. Normal tempo by opener over 5 seems to me to be a few seconds - hard ...
Ten Seconds
Well, if you [i]both[/i] have a card that says "SEE PARTNER'S CARD", you have at least fulfilled the "identically completed" requirement.
Takeout or Penalty/Cards #1
I have to ask whether this is a fruitful avenue of exploration.
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
This wouldn't be a case of changing a ruling; none was made (or sought) during the event or within the correction period.
Polling Strength of 1m - 3N
From [i]The Acol System Today[/i] by Reese and Dormer, on a 3NT response to an opening bid of One of a Suit: [i]This response was described in an earlier book as the 'most stultifying bid in the game' and it has not grown any more beautiful with ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
East's hand is 9 / KJ765 / K64 / J763
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